WASHINGTON — After the frenzy surrounding Black Friday and the kickoff of
the holiday shopping season, Tuesday is a time to give back.
Dec. 2 is “Giving Tuesday” — a day celebrating generosity and giving.
“It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your
company or your
organization to come together to give something more,” the event’s website
The website offers some ideas
for ways to give back:
- Hold a neighborhood yard or bake sale and give the proceeds to an
organization in need.
- Hunt through the house to find items and clothing you’re not using
or haven’t used in a long time, and donate to a program that sets up families
in new homes.
- Organize a community cleanup day where local volunteers work on
- Use social media to share your giving with #GivingTuesday.
- Skip extras, such as coffee or a treat, and collect the money you
would have spent in a jar. Give that money to a local food pantry to help
others get the essential foods they need.
WTOP Twitter users shared some of the ways they are giving back Tuesday.
buying starbucks for the person behind me
— John . (@johnizonline)
…we're encouraging the community to "give like a local" on #givingtuesday
by supporting their favorite DC/MD/VA causes!
— CFP Greater Wash DC
(@cataloguedc) December 2,
Looking for ways to give back on #GivingTuesday?
How are you planning to give?” Give to @saveawarrior and save the lives
of our vets
— Teresa Rivera (@MsTeresaRivera) December
Share how you’re giving back using #WTOP on Twitter.
Watch a video about the day’s mission below:
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